Showing posts from October, 2014
US elections: Indian-Americans and Arab-Americans in the fray Dozens of Americans of Arab and Indian descent are running for office in the midterm elections on November 4 driven by a motivation to serve the country that their forefathers embraced as their own.
Pak Taliban leader, Osama’s ex-doctor global terrorists: US The US State Department has declared senior leader of the Pakistani Taliban Khan Said and Osama bin Laden's former doctor Ramzi Mawafi specially designated global terrorists.
Sincerity needed to fight al Qaeda  Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid is an avid user of social media. So when he sent out a message on Twitter recently it was not the fact that he had taken to the cybersphere that caused people to sit up and take notice, but that his earthly location was listed as being in Pakistan’s Sindh province.  
U.S. response to Ebola crisis marked by 'fatal missteps' The US response to the Ebola virus that has ravaged parts of West Africa and sickened two US nurses has been marked by a series of potentially fatal missteps.
Obama 'most popular' among Indian-Americans A majority of Indian Americans have a favorable opinion of US President Barack Obama and a negative opinion of the Republican Party to which fellow Indian-Americans Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley belong, according to a national poll of Asian-American voters.
U.S. must keep human rights on agenda with Indian leader  In 2005, the George W. Bush administration revoked the U.S. visa of Narendra Modi over his alleged involvement in riots in India’s western state of Gujarat that left more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, dead. Modi, a Hindu nationalist leader, was chief minister of Gujarat at the time of the riots.
Modi’s visit has re-energised ties: US Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US was “extraordinarily successful” and has “re-energised” the Indo-US relationship, senior US officials have said.
Blacklisted US Sikhs in visa tangle Three decades after many Sikhs fled the violence that devastated their families in Punjab, the Indian government is continuing to make it hard for them to visit India. Their crime? Sikh Americans say it’s the price they’re being forced to pay for having sought political asylum in the West.
Analysts: No big breakthrough during summit The White House summit between PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama has produced ambitious and expansive commitments, but no major breakthrough, say analysts.
No bottlenecks: PM to US bizmen PM Narendra Modi wooed US businesses with the promise of less red tape and a more business-friendly environment and cautioned that any delay on their part would mean having to wait in a long line as the rest of the world flits to the “new spark of confidence that has arisen in India.”
India, US define contours of road map to boost ties Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama have produced a road map for the bilateral relationship that commits India and the US to new and diverse areas of collaboration in the years ahead.
US media not too enthused by Modi visit In stark comparison with the wall-to-wall coverage Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US has received in the Indian media, reports on his meeting with US President Barack Obama were tucked inside two prominent US dailies on Wednesday morning.